Sachin Tendulkar's son turns heads at Bradman Oval during Australian debut

Jose Verdugo
Enero 13, 2018

After impressing everyone with his showings in the well-known domestic tournament - Cooch Behar Trophy, the lanky all-rounder has delivered the goods on his first Australian outing at the historic Bradman Oval ground.

The youngster was excited with his performance and when asked about his experience, he told ABC News - "I'm just so privileged to play on the ground named after Bradman, it's unbelievable".

"Bradman Oval is a picturesque ground located in the Southern Highlands of NSW, a short 90 minute drive south of Sydney where the great Sir Donald Bradman grew up and developed his game".

"The son of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, 18 year-old fast bowler Arjun Tendulkar, was the darling of the tournament, managing to score four wickets against Hong Kong on Thursday just before midday", southernhighlandnews.com.au wrote. Unlike Sachin, he has been turning heads more for his fast bowling than his batting.

"All eyes were on Sachin Tendulkar's son, Arjun, when he took to the Bradman as part of a global Twenty20 series on Thursday. I thought I may as well be a quick bowler because there aren't many in India", Arjun said. "It's nice to see a young lad with a lot of expectation on him come out here", Fuzes said.

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"[He says] just play fearlessly, play for your team, be a team man and give everything you've got", he said. Along with this, he relies on his father's advice.

Arjun, who had bowled at Indian batsmen during a "net" session in Mumbai recently, picked Australia's Mitchell Starc and Ben Stokes of England as his role models.

But in a country of a billion people and where cricket is nearly a religion, it was too early to tell whether he would be in the same league as Sachin Tendulkar.

Despite his father's formidable batting record, the younger Tendulkar has ambitions of bowling for India and is focussed on enjoying the game and running his own race.

"I don't take that pressure, when I bowl I just hit the deck hard on every ball and when I bat (I) just play my shots and choose which bowlers to take on and which bowlers not to", he said in the interview.

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